• Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 149.99 View price calendar

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See some of the Grand Canyon's most popular landmarks on this incredible 40-minute, fixed-wing airplane adventure. Enjoy aerial views of the Grand Canyon’s East Rim, featuring Horseshoe Bend; the Painted Desert of badlands, located in the Four Corners area from Grand Canyon National Park into Petrified Forest National Park and Imperial Point, the Grand Canyon’s highest spire. Also, fly over the North Rim and Kaibab National Forest, which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon.


  • Fixed-wing airplane flight over Grand Canyon National Park
  • Ride aboard a luxury plane with oversized windows affording exceptional views
  • See major Grand Canyon landmarks including the Zuni Corridor, Desert View Watchtower and Point Imperial
  • Listen to narration about the geology and history of the Grand Canyon and surrounding area

What You Can Expect

Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane

Scenic Aerial Tour of Grand Canyon National Park

This 40-minute flight begins at Grand Canyon National Park Airport with a pilot meet and greet. Buckle up in the fixed-wing Vistaliner plane, featuring panoramic windows for the ultimate sightseeing adventure. Take off for the eastern part of the Grand Canyon and see Horseshoe Bend, located just seven miles from the beginning of Grand Canyon National Park. Check out the incredible view down into the Little Colorado River.

Then cross over the canyon at Zuni Point Pass, where the Painted Desert of badlands and Navajo Indian Reservation are on display just to the east along the Colorado River. The tour then changes course to fly over the north rim, showing off the Kaibab Plateau at 9,200 feet above sea level and the Kaibab National Forest, which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon.

Along the way, learn about the history of the Grand Canyon and the geologic forces that helped to create it. Also, find out about the various people that inhabited and explored the canyon, as far back as 4,000 years ago. Bring a camera and delight in the many wonderful views this breathtaking tour provides.

Customer Reviews

Efrain M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great experience all around. Would do it again.

Stephen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was a highlight of our Grand Canyon experience! The staff was amazing!

Rocio L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Absolutely worth it!! Have to see the Grand Canyon from the sky. A must do. In our ride, passengers on the left side of the airplane did get a better view than the ones who looked out from the right windows...I do not know if depending on the wind they switch direction of flight, but if they do not, make sure you get a place on the left hand side :


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Our group of 4 adults took the Grand Canyon Airlines Landmarks tour which is a 45
minute Airplane tour. Fixed wing aircraft tours are roughly 1/2 the cost of Helicopter flights,

Anyone coming to the Grand Canyon needs to take a flight over and around
the Canyon so you can truly appreciate the grandeur and scale of this magnificent place.

The tour was narrated in multiple languages so you knew what you were looking at and the pilots were
NOTE: Anyone taking any flight with any company who has the SLIGHTEST tendency to get airsickness
should take a non drowsy Dramamine rtablet an hour or so ahead of time as some slight turbulence is unavoidable.
Don't let this discourage you- the views are magnificent, it will just ensure that nothing mars your enjoyment.

We highly recommend this company and tour.

Mary K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I was glad that we chose the plane over the helicopter. Our pilot seemed genuinely interested in giving us a great experience by mentioning things to look for before the trip. I think her name was Taylor. She was from Texas. She also helped with pictures before and after the trip.

William Roger N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This flight was excellent! It really revealed to grandeur of the Grand Canyon and took us over areas a long way from the parts visited by the general public. Well worth the effort.

Miles W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Oh my word! What a trip made all the more exciting by flying through a thunderstorm A tad nerve-racking. The views are outstanding and so worth it. If you want memories then go no further!

Dennis M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great way to see the Canyon. It was raining the day we flew which added to the experience. We still had a great view of the canyon.

Parris D R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Monte R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent service by everyone involved, especially counter staff when checking in. Things ran well and on time, flight was smooth, views were terrific, and narration was professional and helpful. I highly recommend this flight and this company.

Thank you!

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